1:16 pm - 09/19/2015

Korea has their own Rachel Dolezal! UR2 contestant Truedy under fire for cultural appropriation


Truedy, a contestant on Mnet's survival show, 'Unpretty Rapstar', has been recently getting attention for apparently being mixed as she mentions about being "the first black people" in Korea through her lyrics: "This is Truedy flow feel ma voice / Check ma soul I’m from Seoul, can you believe it? Seoul City soul / The first black people in Korea / I’ve never been under but I’ve been to the real bottom / I came up here without anyone, all by myself".

A fan called her out on instagram, telling her that if she isn't mixed, she shouldn't act like she is because being black is not a costume:





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source: @MockCeption / Nan Nappeun Keijibe @ OneHallyu / jennaayy @ OneHallyu

what are your thoughts abt it, omona?
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yesmblaq 20th-Sep-2015 12:29 am (UTC)
:/ Same as most others here, I thought I read she was mixed. And I can't pinpoint what, but something she had said in ep 1 (maybe when she was crying about the YMR comparisons) also made me think she was mixed? idk maybe I fell too into the YMR stuff because I didn't even really have any doubts she was mixed. She's cute and seems nice but it feels like she purposely meant to make people think she was mixed :/
pikapika217 20th-Sep-2015 04:30 am (UTC)
HEATED over this. The villain of UR2 has been revealed
kjc48 20th-Sep-2015 06:59 am (UTC)
+1
stephantasm 20th-Sep-2015 06:07 am (UTC)
Seeing her like this, it's obvious, but all the stuff I saw were like in 320p quality so i thought she prolly was maybe. How slimy and creepy.
edanz_castle 20th-Sep-2015 06:27 am (UTC)
Looking at it from both ways, It's not like she was claiming that she was of mixed race but at the same time, its like she's putting on a costume to cosplay Tasha which isn't cool at all.
rennaii 20th-Sep-2015 07:53 am (UTC)
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dirtybeauty 20th-Sep-2015 10:25 am (UTC)
If you read all the comments, you'll see how people were saying she was half back before the show started, the lyrics, her crying over being compared to Yoon Mirae, etc. It's not just us wanting it to be true but being fooled, lol.
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baddiemey 20th-Sep-2015 11:46 am (UTC)
This is disappointing. I'm torn between writing her off completely and thinking she just don't know no better. Intention matters too. It's absolutely wrong but someone needs to tell her that and why.
miwa201 20th-Sep-2015 12:13 pm (UTC)
yeah, but the thing is people are trying to educate her or at least are writing comments on her instagram telling her what she's doing is wrong and she deletes those comments (i know black fans have had their comments deleted, like the person she sent that dm to). i've seen a couple of korean people or korean speaking people also telling her to stop, hopefully she doesn't delete their comments.
lycorisc 20th-Sep-2015 02:11 pm (UTC)
yikes what a mess
stereotastic 20th-Sep-2015 02:42 pm (UTC)
truedy should know better than to be something she isn't.. she's degrading herself like this. idk whether it's my cynical self but i was doubting if she was good in the first place. in her battle with ahn soo min she sounded like she was just shouting. but this is just me.. how can mnet make such a mess like stop it's so embarrassing
ashiva 20th-Sep-2015 04:12 pm (UTC)
If she indeed isn't mixed, bye bitch and your racist cosplay.
ponpirot 20th-Sep-2015 07:17 pm (UTC)
Self-hate at its worst. What's wrong with just being Korean?
winged_monster 20th-Sep-2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
I'm tired of the "I do this because I love X culture". When choosing between being loved or respected, always choose to be respected. Truedy, and others like her, thinks that merely liking a culture gives her permission to do whatever she pleases, even if it goes completely against what's acceptable to that community.

OT, but I bet us getting mad about this is exactly what kfans say we shouldn't do.
modestgoddess79 21st-Sep-2015 12:11 am (UTC)
not surprised anymore, Khip-hop and k-pop artist have repeatedly shown fetishistic attitudes towards black people and African American culture.
heyitsrocky91 21st-Sep-2015 04:16 pm (UTC)
this fucking sucks. Girl, you have the talent, you don't need to do a damn cosplay -_- /drops out this post before I get angrier
snowyirees 21st-Sep-2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
WTF I was rooting for her.
No more tho
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